So, I realized it's been almost two weeks since I've updated my journal, and I should probably let you guys know what's going on. I promise I'll try to be better about updating in the future.
On to the updates!!
I have been really busy lately! I have been focusing on healing my body, mind, and soul mostly. I've also been doing a personal study on business management in my free time, working on a big music project, taking care of my mother when she was in the hospital, and being a secretary for my husband while we get some financial things taken care of (because we finally can! Thanks for the thoughts and prayers!).
Due to this I have refunded the commissions that I had not worked on and contacted the buyers. Commissions are closed, and I do not know when or if they will be open again. It just depends on how things play out over the coming months.
I want to get my health completely in order and focus on my music and current art list before adding on more work. I don't currently have a deadline for when things will get done, but I'm slowly getting things in very good order and taking one day at a time. Things are moving forward and it feels great. I can only hope it stays this way.
I will be keeping you guys updated on how things are going! Promise.
Singing On YouTube - Work In Progress
As I mentioned in my last posts, I now have proper recording equipment. My husband bought me a really nice microphone and microphone stands so that I can start doing better quality recordings of my singing that I can post on youtube. Before all I had to use was a crappy headset or my phone. Talk about static! LOL I've been wanting to do this for years, but we weren't able to get the equipment until now. I'm super excited about it.
My husband controls all the recording, and all I have to do is show up to the mic and sing. We're still in the testing phase, however. I've done recordings of a few songs, and he's been checking the audio and playing with things in Adobe Audition. Songs we've been recording are:
"Melodies of Life" from Final Fantasy 9
"Kiss Me Goodbye" from Final Fantasy 12
"Dragonsong" from Final Fantasy 14
I look forward to when I'll actually be able to share them! I hope you'll check them out when they're available.
Final Fantasy XIV
As some of you know, I play the online game Final Fantasy XIV, and I absolutely love it. When Heavensward came out I used a fantasia and changed from an elezen into an au'ra. I couldn't make up my mind how I wanted the au'ra to look, though, and I made a whole lot of different models. Finally my husband and I have decided on a look for her! (Thank goodness)
You can see how she looked on my Facebook when I first made her here in her pre-Moonfire Faire glamour: HERE
! Look in the comments to see two more screenshots of her.
A picture of Irryal waiting on the Duty Roulette: Expert queue HERE
Her new glamour for Moonfire Faire with the new bathing suit and a lovely sun hat: HERE
(another picture in the comments)
And I finally got my adamantoise mount! So here is Irryal riding and cheering: HERE
My HealthBack in May of this year, people may recall that I was hospitalized due to a pregnancy that went wrong. The pregnancy was ectopic in my right Fallopian tube, and the tube burst causing me to nearly bleed to death. I had to have surgery and I lost half of my body's blood in the process. Thankfully I'm alive and here today healing quite well. The entire episode was tragic, but it happened and I can't change that. What I can do is move forward.
It took me a lot longer to recover from what happened than I had hoped. I didn't start feeling normal again until July. I also realized that I would have recovered physically faster had I been in better shape, so I decided to take back the reigns on of my life.
I took a nutrition class a couple years ago, and I've kept up my studies on nutrition since then. Just recently my husband has been making enough money that we can start living based off my knowledge. We've removed all meat except seafood from our diet (neither of us really crave meat anyway) and have moved to a mostly vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. We've been eating like this for two weeks and I feel better than I have ever felt in my life. I mean my mind is even starting to heal, and I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression and anxiety when I was 18 years old (12 years ago).
We also run/walk every morning, and we're currently doing 5k training and will be participating in an obstacle course in November.
I'm losing weight, and I have energy and a clearer mind that I haven't had in quite a while. It's refreshing. I'm not where I want to be yet, but I'm heading in that direction and having fun along the way. And when we're ready to try again for another baby, I know I'll be more confident and able to take on any challenges that face me.
Update on My Mother
My mother was in the hospital just recently because of a suspected light heart attack. It ended up being something else, but even still it was scary. We're glad she's back home now, and I just got off the phone with her today. She's been resting like the doctor told her to, and she sounds so much better. I would still love for you all to continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers, though. I need her healthy!
New Pictures of Me
And if you really want to see some pictures of my, my husband, and our fur babies, these are the most recent on Facebook: Crazy Morning Hair My adorable pomeranian and pictures of the trail we run every morning Me Drinking Morning Juice Kyuubi, my pomeranian, looking guilty that he's back in bed again, and on my side for that matter! Me looking pretty and holding Kyuubi Me and My Awesome Pink Penguin Pants My husband and Kyuubi - ROTTEN! Me Grocery Shopping, LOL Me with another Morning Juice Me looking good yesterday before going to cheer on my husband at his Malifaux Tournament My husband posing with his award since he won first place in the Malifaux Tournament. I'm a lucky charm! <3 Me Today Being A Super Goofball Lastly, my husband versus a coconut
I've had a lot going on in the past two weeks since I've updated last. Lots of good things thankfully, and I'm super thankful for everyone who has recently joined in watching my account or who has stayed through thick and thin. You guys are awesome! Thanks!
Talk to you all later! MUAH!